As if it wasn't already a foregone conclusion that the Yankees are going to put a stranglehold on the Series this weekend, consider these juicy tidbits:
* The Phillies are throwing who has been arguably their worst postseason pitcher thus far, Cole Hamels, against the newly crowned King of postseason victories, Andy Pettitte.
* The Yankees are getting their 2 best pitchers, who have good track records throwing on short rest, to pitch in Games 4 and 5, while the Phillies have announced the immortal Joe Blanton as their Game 4 starter.
* A-Rod is actually a centaur, and we all know how dangerous those things can be, so it's only a matter of time before he relaxes at the plate, stops expanding his own strike zone, and gets back to the short, compact swing that did so much damage in the first 2 series.
* The Phillies still have this guy...
...as their manager.
I haven't agreed with a lot of Joe's decisions this postseason, but I would rather take his meddling and binder checking than Uncle Charlie's "gee willikers," mindless babbling. He sounds like a fucking confused NASCAR crew chief.
Everything is coming together exactly as it was predicted by the Mayans 40 bajillion years ago, or whenever the hell they thought up all that crap. Don't be surprised if tonight kicks off the series of events that ensures the only reason this series makes it back to New York is for the parade.
IT IS HIGH! IT IS FAR! IT IS... caught.: "I knew that Scranton would play a role in all of this. I have booked a seat on the 8:20 p.m. Greyhound out of Durham. I arrive in Scranton at 2:20 p.m., tomorrow afternoon. There is free wifi on every Greyhound bus now, there are individual power outlets, and I am told that the legroom situation has improved significantly. I'm no prima donna, but comfort matters when you are tracking leads. Today is my sixteenth wedding anniversary, but I told my wife that this is important. This comes first. She didn't reply. I have budgeted one full day in Scranton before I take the Sunday night Greyhound to Tampa in order to track down Alphonso's and ALL CAPS's leads. I am on the Express Bus, and I will arrive two days later (just before noon on Tuesday). Not bad for $252 and only 3 transfers. Watch for regular updates from the road."
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